Tag: racing

14 Posts

May 06, 2016

Around the Brickyard: Mario Andretti and the 100th Running of the Indy 500

Jim Motavalli

G-forces meet a weak stomach on controlled drifts around an historic track, the  crucible of American auto racing.


Mar 22, 2016

Vintage Racing Is Not for the Faint of Heart (or Wallet)

Jim Motavalli

Old race cars are holes into which you pour money, and forget the prize money, but nothing else outside the bedroom offers comparable thrills and chills.

racing history

Apr 12, 2015

For the One-Percenter Who Has Everything. A $2.9 Million McLaren You Can Drive Only on the Track

Jim Motavalli

The bespoke British automaker has a two-tier strategy--million-dollar cars on the top end, and a new 570S whose $184,000 price makes it the "affordable" choice.

racing luxury vehicles

Mar 17, 2015

Will Formula Racing Make EVs Cool?

Jim Motavalli

Wait a minute. Those hot shot Formula One- looking race cars are entirely electric? Uh huh.

racing electric vehicles

Mar 10, 2015

Street Racing Kills, but TV (and Youtube Videos) Glorify It

Jim Motavalli

No doubt about it, high-speed dueling in fast cars on crowded streets is a rush, but despite video soft-pedalling, it has fatal consequences.


Sep 15, 2014

Eco-Activism in Disguise: The Fastest Electric Motorcyle

Jim Motavalli

Eco-Activism in disguise? A Swedish-born American is out to prove that electric vehicles don't have to be "slow and boring." And at 241.9 mph, we'd say she's doing a pretty good job.

electric vehicles racing

FastSkinz shark wrap for improved aerodynamics on cars
Jul 15, 2015

Sharkskin Suit

Kieran Lindsey

A Texas company's car wrap has contributed to eight land speed records. And they owe it all to sharks. How? Find out here.


2013 LeMons race
Nov 06, 2013

LeMons Dispatch: Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control, But Mostly Cheap

Ian Chillag

Spending a maximum of $500 to see if you can coax your lemon over the finish line ahead of all the other junk heaps without getting Nixon-ed? Sounds like Tom & Ray's kind of lousy race.


answers for questions about a lemon car race
Oct 01, 2006

24 Hours of LeMons: Are You Ready?

Dear Car Talk

I'll be hosting a 24-hour endurance race for cars that cost $500 or less. It's called the 24 Hours of LeMONS. Several entrants have now asked me questions I don't know the answers to, and I'm hoping you can help...


Jan 01, 2000

Just because you're 75 years old, it doesn't mean that racing your sports car on city streets is a good idea.

Dear Car Talk

My son told me about you guys and said I should write to you I'm a -year-old lady and I own a Nissan ZX sports car in great condition I love this car I like to drive fast One of...

racing safety